Jim’s practice has been focused in the areas of real estate investment, acquisitions, sales, development and management as well as entity formation and governance of owner, developer and manager organizations. Upon completing law school in 1986, Jim entered private practice as an in-house attorney with a Chicago based real estate investment group pursuing the acquisition, development, operation and management of multifamily and senior rental apartments and for sale townhomes and condominiums, with a strong concentration in affordable housing products. Through this concentration, Jim has vast experience with affordable housing financing tools and government programs and has worked extensively with federal, state and local government agencies in producing, maintaining and preserving many affordable housing developments.
Jim’s experience eventually led to his appointment to the Illinois State Housing Appeals Board by Governor Pat Quinn in February 2012. Jim is driven to work practically, efficiently and collaboratively with clients, stakeholders and counterparties to solve issues and enable clients to accomplish their goals.